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International trade and economic development

Strategies for improved competitiveness in markets

Provide evidence-based research and analysis in support of policies that leverage trade integration or spurs economic growth and development in emerging markets or in regions including global value chain analysis, regional economic development analysis, and evaluation of donor programs.

Deloitte’s Economic Advisory practice focuses on providing development and competitiveness assistance for governments, parastatals, development partners and foundations to develop and execute strategies which accelerate economic growth as well as country competitiveness.

Deloitte's Economic Advisory business also specialists around the world to help businesses establish international business strategies designed at managing costs and global trade regulatory requirements while leveraging innovative technology solutions. Global trade is a multi-faceted area that requires a high degree of pragmatic support and global expertise that Deloitte has around the world and in various service lines across the firm.

Deloitte professionals help organisations with a variety of global trade needs, including post-merger integration support, by tracking duty risks and financial management needs. Deloitte’s economics leverages different expertise across the firm which include industry specialists, accountants, lawyers, supply chain specialists, auditors and former government officials who have in depth knowledge of customs-related policies,  national regulations, and practices.


International trade and economoic development service offerings:

  • Evaluation of donor programs
  • Global value chain and international trade analysis
  • Public financial management
  • Regional economic dcevelopment analysis

Explore our Economic Advisory services

Policy design and program evaluation

Using quantitative and qualitative approaches to investigate the design and delivery of systems to improve economic and social outcomes including labour market analysis and advice on microeconomic reform.

Economic Modelling and Forecasting

Using economic modelling to guide decision making and analyse the impact on the economy including economic contribution studies, macroeconomics, and outcomes and impact measurement.

Competition, litigation, markets and regulation

Using economic analysis for litigation and regulatory matters involving proposed mergers, allegations of anticompetitive horizontal conduct or monopolisation including antitrust advice, market analysis, and damages estimation.

Optimization and prioritization

Using economic frameworks to help drive allocative and technical efficiency including cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, profitability analysis, feasibility studies, and service planning.